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Helen Keller


 (kĕl′ər), Helen Adams 1880-1968.
American memoirist and lecturer. Blind and deaf since infancy, she learned to read, write, and speak from her teacher Anne Sullivan, graduated from Radcliffe (1904), and lectured widely on behalf of sightless people. Her books include Out of the Dark (1913).
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1. (Biography) Gottfried. 1819–90, Swiss novelist and short-story writer, who wrote in German: noted esp for the novel Der Grüne Heinrich (1855, rewritten 1880)
2. (Biography) Helen (Adams). 1880–1968, US author and lecturer. Blind and deaf from infancy, she was taught to read, write, and speak and became noted for her work for disabled people
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(ˈkɛl ər)

Helen (Adams), 1880–1968, U.S. lecturer and author: blind and deaf from infancy.
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Noun1.Keller - United States lecturer and writer who was blind and deaf from the age of 19 monthsKeller - United States lecturer and writer who was blind and deaf from the age of 19 months; Anne Sullivan taught her to read and write and speak; Helen Keller graduated from college and went on to champion the cause of blind and deaf people (1880-1968)
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Names mentioned are: Bratt, Peter Backes, Johannes Ruiter, Henry Litche, Hans Lampman, Barent Hogel, Johann Brimmer, Keller, Jacob Best, Petrus Vosburgh, Bastian Deal, Frans Burn, Johann Kreigger, HenryYoung (Jung), Devoet (perhaps Dafoe), as well as information about the Vanaernam family.
Six students were named class valedictorians: Molly Keller, Jacob Miller, Scott Miller, Travis Nelson, Nicolette O'Donnell and Isaac Robb.
McNabb, George Henry Lloyd and his wife Catherine Young, Matthew Brush, William Ketcheson, Gordanier, Files, Richard Cartwright, Detlor, William Church, Peter Fralick, Davis Hawley, Asa Warner, Asselstine, Frederick Keller, Jacob Mitts, Margaret Rogers and Peter VanAlstine to name a few.